What is the Parent Forum?
The Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school. It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement.
The aims of the Parent Forum will be to:
· work together to improve the education provided for our children
· share information, knowledge and skills
· meet in a mutually supportive environment
· further improve communications between parents/carers and staff/governors
The parent forum does not have any statutory responsibilities, duties or powers in the school.
Who will be part of the parent forum?
Every parent is part of the Parent Forum. Class Reps will act on behalf of all parents to communicate key messages to raise at the Parent Forum. It is an opportunity to get together on a regular basis with other parents to have your say on what the school is doing well and suggest ideas of how things could be improved and to represent the voice of the parents of the class.
How often will the Parent Forum meet?
Every term for about an hour. Each term the Parent Forum meeting will be held at different times to try to enable as many different parents as possible to attend.
What will be discussed at the meetings?
Anything related to improving the school and further developing the partnership between the school and parents. The meetings will be informal and are an opportunity for open discussion. Minutes of the meetings will be taken and these will be accessible on the school's website.
What cannot be discussed at the meetings?
Concerns or complaints involving individual children, families, or members of staff. These issues should be raised confidentially with the Class Teacher, Assistant Headteacher or Head of School.
How can I raise an issue?
The Class Reps will share the agenda in advance. They will then attend the meeting to have an open discussion.